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Women's Playwright Collective continues its mission to create and produce new works by female-identifying playwrights for the Staten Island community  WPC's New Worlds Festival. (NWF) 

Two playwrights from the current Collective are chosen by Jury or Audience pick and are tasked with expanding their NFPF play or creating a new piece (not exceeding 45 minutes). Playwrights are mentored throughout the process and, in the end, will have their pieces performed at the WPC's New Worlds Festival. Is the NWF the next step in expanding the Women's Playwright Collective and gives the playwrights a chance to hone their skills while working on a longer piece for their portfolio

WPC is not looking to make the NFPF a contest but views it more as a way to get more people to see and enjoy the Collective's work. By having the community intricately involved in the molding of WPC's next season through Jury and Audience Pick, WPC hopes audience members will want to come back to support these expanding artists.

Women's Playwright Collective (WPC) wants to have more of the Staten Island community involved with Women's Playwright Collective, so by adding this newest programming: "New Worlds Festival" (NWF), WPC has taken the first step in enhancing our audience experience while creating more opportunities for the playwrights WPC wishes to elevate.

The two playwrights of the NWF had been chosen in the prior years Not Forgotten Play Festival (NFPF) by either Jury or Audience. Jury Pick is chosen by six community members who are tasked with reading each play blindly and judging on a rubric based on: "structure," "dialogue," "response," and "interest in seeing the play expanded." Audience Pick is chosen through a vote by those who attended the year priors Not Forgotten Play Festival. WPC believed that by having its community intricately involved in molding the following season, audience members would likely return and bring new audience members. WPC saw this hypothesis play out with the success of the first-ever NWF

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